Vestas has received a firm order in the USA from Sempra US Gas & Power for 29 V126-3.45 MW turbines, to be deployed at the 100 MW Apple Blossom wind project in Michigan.
The order comprises supply and commissioning of the wind turbines, and a multi-year Active Output Management (AOM) service agreement, a full-scope service package to maximise uptime and performance and energy production.
"The turbines at Apple Blossom [indicate] increasing demand for our 3 MW platform in the USA” commented Chris Brown, president of Vestas' sales and service division in the United States and Canada.
Originally developed by Geronimo, the Apple Blossom wind project was acquired by Sempra in July of this year. Delivery of the turbines is planned for the third quarter of 2017 and commissioning expected in the fourth quarter of that year. Nacelles, blades, and towers will be produced at Vestas' Colorado factories.
Since the Vestas 3 MW platform's debut, turbines amounting to more than 10 GW have been installed globally, both onshore and offshore.